The Belmont Club has great commentary, as always, about the murder of Moussa Arafat in Palestine and what it may mean. It was to be expected that Israeli withdrawal from Gaza would incite a Palestinian civil war. We are seeing that now, and I expect it will get worse before it gets better (if it does get better.) I have never supported Israeli withdrawal from the occupied territories because I thought it would help the Palestinians, at least not in the short term. Withdrawal will leave that Palestinians to the tender mercies of their 'leaders' and these are men without mercy. It will almost certainly be bloody and chaotic for some time to come. Eventually it is to be hoped that the Palestinian people themselves will seize their own destiny and build a legitimate state. The hatred that they have been steeped in will make such things difficult for at least a generation though.